Drawing as a technique to facilitate childrens memory
Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Ronald P. Fisher
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Jonathan G. Tubman
Third Advisor's Name
Scott R. Fraser
Fourth Advisor's Name
Janat F. Parker
Date of Defense
This study examined a technique to assist children to recall more information about witnessed events. Thirty-eight fourth-grade children from a public grade school in Miami Florida participated in the experiment. The participants watched a Red Cross demonstration and were interviewed one week later about details of the demonstration. All of the children were interviewed using a police style interview. In addition, half of the children were instructed to draw during the interview. The current study supported previous findings that the instruction to draw increased the amount of information recalled. The effect of drawing was greatest for high-visual events. In addition, the instruction to draw prompted an increase in non-verbal information, which had an unusually high accuracy rate.
Brennan, Kendra Horstmyer, "Drawing as a technique to facilitate childrens memory" (1996). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1883.
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